Building Services

NEW - Residential Generator Fee Waiver 

Set to Expire June 30, 2020

Introducing video inspections

Placer County has implemented a Video Inspection Program to provide an alternative for eligible inspections, including limited re-inspections.

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We’re open online

We are open to customers via our award-winning online portal – eServices – which provides a variety of functions available 24/7.

Our eServices website allows citizens to submit commercial and residential development project permit applications online.

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Public Counter Services Limited

Due to COVID-19 our Community Development Resource Agency’s public counter is temporarily closed. But our eServices digital suite is available to keep your projects moving. Submit applications for residential and commercial development projects, all online. You can also look up zoning requirements, apply for permits and more from the comfort of your home or business. Anywhere, anytime, online. 

At this time building inspections may be scheduled using the normal processes -

What We Do

We provide and process building permits, review plans, and inspect construction in the unincorporated areas of Placer County to verify that work complies with building codes for safe and habitable structures.

Our Mission

"Helping the community build safe and sustainable dreams through high quality customer service, certainty, engagement, and transparently adaptable standards."

Save Time When You Visit Our Public Counter! *Unavailable at this time*

You can now schedule an appointment or simply join the line before you arrive. Choose your nearest office to get started.

  • Auburn Office
  • Tahoe Office


mPOWER is a program providing financing for residential and non-residential property owners to make energy efficiency improvements.

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